# All Questions

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### What's a good strategy for playing overpairs post flop?

Here's the situation. Hero has pocket kings, raises before the flop and 1-2 people call. Flop comes up something like Q 10 7. How would you guys play this? And is it significantly different if your ...
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### Heads-Up And The Logic Of The Blinds

In heads-up play, the standard rules of the button, small blind, and big blind, change. Why in heads-up, is the button the small blind too? What is the logic behind this rule?
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### What are the odds of getting the same four-of-a-kind twice in a row?

Several years ago, I was playing Limit Hold'Em at the Palms. I had pocket sixes, and ended up turning those into quads. Then, the very next hand -- from a different, auto-shuffled deck -- I got pocket ...
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### What is top N% of hands in PokerStove?

In PokerStove FAQ; The slider interface for setting the top N% of hands orders the hands according to their preflop all-in equity versus three random hands. This rather arbitrary selection was ...
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### Interactive texas holdem learning

Could you advise a site to learn Texas Hold'em, interactively?
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### Doubt in expected value calculation of Bill Chen book

I am studing The mathematics of poker of Bill Chen, and I am at the chapter of pot odds and implied odds. I have this doubt: Everyone who have a little background on probability knows that the ...
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### Readless Preflop Strategy for Pokerstars HU Hyperturbo SNGs?

I ran into several materials about hyperturbo heads-up SNGs from different sources, and their preflop ranges readless are really different. Some reccomend open raising 90-100% hands, others limping ...
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### NL100: Turn Two-Pair at Wet Board Facing Small Bets

note: I don't have a great deal of experience with "Speed Poker" but I can see that the table dynamics are significantly different from regular 6max. Villain is 20/17/10% 3bet. AF 3. Over 93 ...
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### NL100: 2-Pair In 4-Way Pot Facing OOP Lead @ Wet Flop

Villain is 21/14/1.5 AF over ~ 105 hands. It seems as though he understands position. He has mostly been quite passive postflop not making overly aggressive moves or traps. I haven't got a lot of ...
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### Do you have favourite hole cards - and do these change over time

Bad as they are, I used to like playing Q8 off/on suit and more recently A & a low number card (say 9 or less) on suit. I know these cards are pretty raggy, but do any of you often find yourselves ...
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### Simple final table tournament play including push/fold

I've had a look at this table here as a guide of what to do heads up, and made a rough approximation of how to play various hands based on stack sizes, such that I can remember them and don't have to ...
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I'd like to know when you're dealt a badugi in Badugi, where does that hand stand in relation to another random badugi hand? i.e. both hands have four different suits and ranks. Example 1: I'm dealt ...
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### Folding AA after the flop?

Hero in BB hits AA before the flop. BB is \$600, there are 3 or 4 callers (I'm old and can never recall all the details), and hero doesn't like to see his AA busted by a runner-runner so he raises \$...
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When playing low stakes with very little rake-back, I am hitting over 10bb/100hands for rake. Its really a pretty ridiculous number to beat for a decent clip, even at really low stakes. Do any of ...
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### What are some examples of good, free poker tournament software?

I'm looking for a good and free software that will help me setup a poker tournament structure. The idea is to keep simple stats about the game in a screen available for everyone to see during the ...
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### combinations from 2 hole card and 7 communal cards

If we have 5 communal cards and 2 hole cards, and its our turn to deal, Can we just select all the 5 communal cards for hand? or do we need to keep our 2 hole cards and only choose 3 communal cards ...
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### 200nl - Flop top two on wet board and get squeezed OOP deep

This is a hand from 200nl Full Ring on FTP back in early 2010. It's a pretty interesting hand and should generate a good discussion. Note that stacks for all players involved are >100bbs. First hand ...
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### Why is comparing hands based on how often they win a showdown or on their poker “hand rank” worse than worthless?

From No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice p124 In deep stack no limit, preflop hands derive most of their value from how well they extract money after the flop from your opponents. ...
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### NL200: TPGK In Squeezed Pot OOP

Villain is 22/11/0 3B(0/28) over ~80 hands. Folded to 3B 67% all positions (2/3). He seems Tight, and relatively passive Pre- and Post-flop. This is the first time he's faced a 3B from a steal ...
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### Texas Hold'em: Heads up pre-flop probabilities

Has anyone calculated the probabilities of winning/losing heads up matchups of all combinations of two players preflop hands in Texas Hold'em, and if so, can they provide a reference? I could write ...
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### Did I play this correctly? \$1-2 NL Holdem

I'm in the Big Blind with about \$180. I get 44's. 5 limpers. I raise to \$13, 2 callers (UTG+3 & the Button). Flop comes [A,K,4] I raise \$25. Both call. Turn is a K. I raise \$35. Both call ...
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### How to play online horse tournament when you lack knowledge in one of the games?

I really like play h.o.r.s.e and I am pretty good at it. my problem is that I am a mediocre player at stud. In all the other games I am pretty good (I think I am above average in Holdem, Stud hi/low ...
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### What is the proper betting procedure with 7 players after the first three players go all in before preflop?

Blinds are 300/600 in this game. Texas Hold'em No Limit., Seven players Player "A" first to bet goes all-in with a 600 + 150 raise for a total of 750. Player "B" second to play goes all-in with 600 ...
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### Bet with Ax3x3x on river?

From the small blind on a 1-2nl cash game, hero calls (\$1) with Ax3x. About half the table has called so there is about \$10 in the pot. Everyone checks on the flop and turn. The river is a 3x so now ...
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### Lose money when poker server goes down?

For those of you that play online poker, what happens when the servers go down in the middle of a hand? What are the online poker companies policies for when servers go down in the middle of a hand? ...
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### Pot odds with low chip stack

The concept of pot odds assumes that if you make a bet with favorable pot odds many times, you will win more than you lose in the long run. Does this logic apply in tournaments when your chip stack ...
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### Raising after an all in

In this situation, the blinds are 200/400 in a No Limit tournament. First to act raises to 1600, next player calls, small blind folds, and big blind goes all-in with only 1800. Can the first player ...
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### Can A Qualifying Low Hand Also Win The High Hand Pot?

For example, I was playing with a group of friends and one of the guys ended up with A-2-4-5-7 suited. He did win the low, but since it was also a flush he won both high and low pots. So my question ...
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### Texas Holdem poker software for LAN

Is there any free/paid multi-player (in LAN) poker software available? Please suggest a good one you know.
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### How do you play AQ or AK (off or suited) on \$1/\$2 Live?

This week I had this peculiar situation. The villain is 60+ old black woman who came and sat next to me with about 100\$ on \$1/\$2 and ofcourse with a stone-cold grim-poker-face with no smile. She ...
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### (Simple?) 3-bet Scenario

This is a copy of a question from a (relatively) well known strategy thread authored by Phil Galfond. I thought it would make for interesting answers considering the format of SE. From watching ...
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### Small Pairs on early and middle positions

I'm still uncertain about best way to play small pairs on early or middle positions. 22, 33, etc. even up to 99. Straight and Flush possibility are low, and even if you catch one of these - someone ...
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### How to play QQ live tournament?

Not playing too long so I probably won't provided all the detail needed. Blinds are at \$200/400. Hero has QQ. Villain raises to \$800 pre-flop. Hero and a few others call. Hero recalls villain has made ...
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### How Can I Tell If My Opponent Is Aware Of My Image/Range?

I was wondering what information is most relevant to finding out how aware my opponents are of my image and my range in certain scenarios. For example, say I have a loose-passive player on my right, ...
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### Dealing with Rookie / Novice Players

Having played NLHE and LHE for some time, I am very aware of all the aspects that go into "playing the game". I am fairly good at the NLHE as my online and casino stacks often show, recently (as seen ...
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### \$1/\$2 Live - Turned top two pair facing heat (line check)

Playing some 200nl at a casino in New Mexico. The place is a local joint so the vast majority of players are tight-passive regulars who are typically older men. The villain in this hand is a typical ...
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### \$1/\$2 Live - Bottom set on flop and facing 3bet

I play weekly at my casino and at \$1/\$2 they have buy-in of \$60 min-\$200 max. This is one of my hand I played last week and I am interested in seeing how you would play this hand when you have a top ...
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### NL100: Overpair vs Loose Passive @ Wet Flop. Is The Prior Action Relevant?

Villain is 53/11/3.6 Post-Flop AF; 3% PF3b; over ~60 hands. I saw villain call a few one-barrel cbets with bottom pair/underpairs at wet flops and make it to showdown passively. Also, I saw this ...
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### Is a semi-unlimited stack a significant advantage?

I've been playing in a "home" game (NLHE \$1/\$3 with a min/max buy-in of \$60/\$300) from time to time and I've noticed that one player has taken it upon himself to be the banker. He doesn't buy-in per ...
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### Tricky Tournament Bubble Situation

How (and why) do you play this hand as big stack on the bubble of a short-handed SNG? All players are reasonably skilled. BB has played pretty tight in the previous ~100 hands this tournament, and in ...
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### Complex split pot semantics for multiple All-In winners with differing amounts

I'm writing a Poker Server piece of software and well, I want it to be accurate... Basically I want to know what the correct way to deal with this following situation is: [ second round of betting. ...
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### Easy to memorize starting hand strategy

I am not too good at memorizing stuff. Is there any starting hand set of rules or chart that is easy to remember? A little bit of context: No Limit Hold'em the number of players is not really a ...
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If you are not familiar with the format: such tournaments are (at least) available online, mostly in form of satellites to other tournaments etc. Basically the standard satellite structure with 1 ...
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### What are Pot Odds, and how do I determine them?

I understand this is the relative value of playing vs. winning, but how do I determine the values? Am I supposed to count the pot? Does the cost of playing include hands already played, or just the ...
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### What is a 'wet board'?

What is a 'Wet board'? First time I saw it was on this SE thread and it's not in the terminology thread either.
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### NL200 Zoom: Top 2-Pair Deepstacked @ Wet Board

Villain is 29/21/1.6AF; 6% 3bet; Fold to 3Bet 13%(1/9); Steal from BTN 67%(10/15), 41% overall steal (16/39); over ~160 hands. I believe he's positionally aware and aggressive. I think he's at least ...
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### How to maximize expectation with pocket aces and an Aces Cracked bonus running

I was playing \$3-\$6 Limit live Texas Hold'em and there was a \$200 Aces Cracked bonus running - meaning if you have pocket Aces and lose, you get \$200. The house rake is pretty steep - \$3 per hand + \$...
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### Can a bettor concede his hand without showing it?

Let's say someone bluffs on the flop, turn, and river with "nothing", (maybe he has AK), and is called all three times, by someone who probably has a small pair. In theory, he is supposed to show his ...